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Symptom of mild concussion ended but back after a week. Ct scan: normal. Do I have pcs? What can I do? How long does it last? Do I have to c a doc again

Symptom of mild concussion ended but back after a week. Ct scan: normal. Do I have pcs? What can I do? How long does it last? Do I have to c a doc again

Post-concussion Synd: I suspect you have post-concussive syndrome (a myriad of symptoms - headaches, nausea, dizziness, poor focus, intermittent tired feeling, etc - that wax/wane). The syndrome can last many months but it usually resolves in most people within 6 weeks. I would suggest seeing your pcp for any new or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more


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Spacy feeling, head tingels n sometimes sensitive 2 light from a mild concussion last yr n recently had miscarriage. Is this playing an affect on sym?

Spacy feeling, head tingels n sometimes sensitive 2 light from a mild concussion last yr n recently had miscarriage. Is this playing an affect on sym?

See your doc: I would start with your primary care provider. They may be able to help to narrow down your feelings of spaciness and detect any associated neurological findings. He/she may order additional tests such as MRI or ct of the head. ...Read more

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How long do minor concussions last!?

How long do minor concussions last!?

Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more strain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process. ...Read more

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For how long will concussion symptoms last?

Short: Most symptoms from a mild concussion can abate in 24 hours. In a more severe concussion, one can have stmpyoms of headaches for several weeks. ...Read more

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How long should my concussion syndromes last?

How long should my concussion syndromes last?

Days or longer: Concussion symptoms will usually last a few weeks. However, for some, they may last for months to as long as a year. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does concussion last?

Can you tell me how long does concussion last?

Few weeks to a year: Some people will have concussion resolve within a few hours. However, for many symptoms will last for several weeks, months to as long as a year. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of a usually concussion last?

How long do the symptoms of a usually concussion last?

Millisecond to life: The concussion may have symptoms from right away until death or never. This illness is poorly understood and very often under-recognized. Reporting to a dr may improve our management of this injury. ...Read more

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I'm pretty sure I got a concussion 3 days ago; my vision is a bit fuzzy how long will this last?

I'm pretty sure I got a concussion 3 days ago; my vision is a bit fuzzy how long will this last?

Concussion: Most concussion is short lived- a few days tops. Very few last a week or more.
Avoid nsaid's. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the only thing you can take safely- all other pain relievers can increase risk of bleeding. Not good if in the head.
See you doc if it is worsening or not resolving in a few days. ...Read more

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How long do headaches after concussions last?

How long do headaches after concussions last?

Days...: Headaches after a concussion can last several days and in more severe concussions, weeks. If you are having headaches after a head injury see your primary care physician. Other diagnoses including bleeds adjacent to the brain and the brain lining (dura) need to be ruled out. Do not delay! ...Read more

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Post concussion syndrome. How long should it last?

3-6 months: Most cases should resolve over 3-6 months. This can be variable. ...Read more

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How long do concussion symptoms last? How will I know it is safe to workout again if some days I feel great while others I have headaches?

How long do concussion symptoms last? How will I know it is safe to workout again if some days I feel great while others I have headaches?

If headaches: Are related to concussion it's too early. If due to another issue like a concomitant whiplash (neck) injury you can (and probably should) do some activities that might speed recovery from the neck / upper back muscle spasm. Avoid even mental gymnastics in the early stages of recovery from TBI as it increases the metabolic demands in the recovering brain. Recovery varies -two years or less ...Read more

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How long can double vision last for after concussion?

How long can double vision last for after concussion?

Variable duration.: Dependent on myriad variables such as severity concussion/contusion, damage to one or more muscles or nerves supplying the muscles that move the eyes or swelling/edema in eye or orbit, or fractures in the bony orbits around the eyes which may restrict normal eye movements after trauma to the head and orbits. ...Read more

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How long does trouble concentrating last after having a concussion?

How long does trouble concentrating last after having a concussion?

Cannot tell, varies: Need to find a pcp, or neurologist who have interest in concussion injury and the sequela. Can tell you answer in this format. ...Read more

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How long would physical activity be halted after a mild concussion?

Break from activity: When symptoms of a concussion have abated and the easy fatigueability subsides, you can return to physical activity. ...Read more

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If a concussion lasts longer than 1 year, what else is there to do besides meds, therapy, and nerve blocks?

Concussion: There is no specific treatment for the actual concussion which can cause lingering symptoms of headache, dizziness for months. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you for ongoing symptoms. ...Read more

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How long do symptoms of a concussion usually last in a teen aged girl with her first concussion. The concussion happens during a rugby game?

Variable: The usual concussion lasts from days to a couple of weeks. However, symptoms may last for months to as long as a year. You should be followed by a neurologist for management and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Three weeks ago I suffered a mild concussion. Over the last couple weeks, I have displayed symptoms of post concussive syndrome. Safe to air travel?

Three weeks ago I suffered a mild concussion. Over the last couple weeks, I have displayed symptoms of post concussive syndrome. Safe to air travel?

Yes: Generally speaking it is safe to travel with concussion, although the altitude change may give you a headache. Tylenol should help.
Be sure you have seen a doctor and they made sure this is "Post Concussion Syndrome" and not something more serious beforehand.
Symptoms lasting past 10-14 days should be consulted by a neurologist and perhaps even a MRI to be sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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How long does whiplash last and when does exhaustion from a concussion leave?

How long does whiplash last and when does exhaustion from a concussion leave?

Hard to say: Concussion and whiplash injuries vary in severity. The pain from a whiplash will usually resolve in a few weeks and is best treated with early therapy and over the counter medications. Sometimes whiplash will last longer and in some cases the pain will become chronic. If symptoms of a concussion persist then you should check with your doctor to make sure nothing more serious is going on. ...Read more

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My son has a severe concussion and short term memory loss, how long will this last?

Varies: It can last a month to months. I would highly recommend seeing an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner. I have had more rapid recovery in patients by adding these treatments. He may also have headaches for a couple months and mood swings from the injury. He needs to stay hydrated as well and it is ok if he needs school adjustment as he will not perform well until he is better. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a mild concussion to heal and what can I do to get rid of the headaches?

How long will it take for a mild concussion to heal and what can I do to get rid of the headaches?

Weeks to months: It may take weeks to months for symptoms of a concussion to resolve. Headaches can be af several types. You should consult a neurologist to make a proper diagnosis and provide you with appropriate treatement for the individual type of headache. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of a concussion last? I was in an accident a week ago and my head is still pounding

Concussion: Concussion headache can remain for many months. You need to have cognitive as well as physical rest. Naproxen twice a day with food can help, however if symptoms persist longer than three to four weeks you may need a preventative medication. Either way you should be evaluated after any head injury and have the appropriate work up depending on your history. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still be nauseous and dizzy the day after a concussion? If so, how long will these symptoms last?

Is it normal to still be nauseous and dizzy the day after a concussion? If so, how long will these symptoms last?

Possible: Concussion can affect your physical state, thinking ability, emotional state, and can affect your sleeping pattern. Some common findings are headaches, nausea, sensitivity to light and noise, fatigue, visual problems, problems concentrating, emotional irritability, drowsiness, sleeping problems, which may last weeks or months. See a physician who can evaluate you for post-head injury symptoms. ...Read more

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Its been 6 days since I suffered a gr2 concussion and symptoms are just as bad sometimes worse. Is this normal? How long should they last? Ct was fine

Need rest: Symptoms can last days to weeks. Need to rest and let your symptoms get better. Then slowly start a progression to get back to full activity or sport. The more activity you do the more symptoms you can have and the longer they can last. ...Read more

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How long does. Post concussion syndrome last? . I suffered a concussion close to a.yr ago and still feel the effects no headaches but no energy, tired, very moody. Etc. Help?

Clarity: Concussion is a transient brain injury, and so-called post-concessional symptomatology is unlikely to persist beyond 6 weeks, unless there has be structural injury to brain or development of post-traumatic stress disorder. Due to your concerns, recommend seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist and get this tested and treated. A neurologist may be required. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chronic subderal hematomo to show up? How rare in young adults are they? Had mild concussion 1 month and 8 days ago no ct

How long does it take for chronic subderal hematomo to show up? How rare in young adults are they? Had mild concussion 1 month and 8 days ago no ct

Varies: The term chronic when used with subdural hematoma just refers to the time period it has been present. Subdural hematoma formation usually occurs following an injury, although they can occur with other causes such as the use of blood thinners for example. A neurologist or neurosurgeon are the specialists that typically treat them. Don't hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more